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I haven't been up to a ton of writing, but I've not been inactive. Here's what I've done in the past couple of months:SmartBlog on Leadership: Moving past performance appraisals: A conversation with Aubrey Daniels: This was a lot of fun. Aubrey is a wonderful, ornery, wise man who cuts through the theoretical noise of…Read more A few things I’ve written (and been quoted in) lately
"It was a day I recall vividly like it was yesterday. We were, that very day, discussing the three branches of government (at a Miami high school) and the role of the President. I was making allusions to President Kennedy and the things he was doing when the announcement came over the speaker that he…Read more The JFK assassination and when events fade from memory into history
I spend most of my day at SmartBrief editing newsletters and other people's blog posts. The "writing" I usually do is limited to dashing off some Q-and-As. But I've been fortunate enough to be able to write a few things lately.Here's what they are:"2 Goals to Curb the Trend of Women Leaving Corporate Jobs" --…Read more What I’ve been working on lately
I interview a couple of nice people recently, and despite my questions, they gave some pretty good answers. Please read more over at my work blog, SmartBlog on Leadership:Ryan Estis, on company culture and how to do it rightNavigating workplace relationships: A Q-and-A with Emily Bennington
I was recently out at the Milken Institute Global Conference, which is always an exhausting blur, albeit one that's educational and fascinating. I wrote five posts from there:Conference 101 for speakers and panelistsHow can entrepreneurs get the financing they need?How Disney built environmental concerns into its financial planningLive from #2013GC: Talent acquisition requires a rethink…Read more Things I’ve been writing: Covering #2013GC
Trying something out because I rarely write anymore but read more widely than ever. In my day job, I deliver the news of the day in several industries. But there's always the story behind the story -- the context, the background, the human interest, or just the fun and silly.Each weekend (I hope!?), I'll try…Read more Stories behind the stories — Feb. 9, 2013
I recently covered the innovation conference held by the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E.Sustainability, Bill Gates and natural gas are just some of the things I wrote about. Take a look.
I read a story today on Forbes' website arguing that Best Buy, through a combination of the Internet (e.g. Amazon), poor customer service, poor internal inventory and logistics and a general societal shift away from bricks-and-mortar retailers, is slowly headed toward a rapid fall.I've thought for a couple of years now that Best Buy (where…Read more Dead retail stores of our lives
This is a post about current events, but the idea is really timeless: Sharing what we know to maximize its utility.Oil, as it always does, is a key player in any discussion of world affairs, this time because of the unrest in Egypt and, now, Libya.Predictably, the futures contracts have moved upward. This is a…Read more Editing is smarter when it’s collective, collaborative